Naming fissure 8: State board could make decision on official moniker by middle of this year

The plume from fissure 8 is seen June 19, 2018, from Pohoiki Road near the intersection of Pahoa-Kapoho Road. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo)

HILO — The state Board of Geographic Names is convening a group to recommend an official moniker for fissure 8.